Zetland FM Local News - 9th October 2018
Police investigating a murder in Middlesbrough have charged a man;
Fears the iconic South Gare fishermen’s huts are in line to be flattened have been played down;
...and a local MP has welcomed news of a cash injection from the government into our area.
Police investigating a murder in Middlesbrough have charged a man.
Officers investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an address on Tomlinson Way, Middlesbrough have charged a 24-year-old man with murder.
He will appear at Teesside Magistrates Court later today.
The woman, who has yet to be formally identified, was found just before 9am on Sunday.
Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to call the non-emergency number 101.
Fears the iconic South Gare fishermen’s huts are in line to be flattened have been played down.
Since August 1956, the South Gare Fishermen’s Association has had a lease on land, currently owned by Tata Steel, on which 101 huts are based.
There is no expiry date on the lease, which costs the association £200 per year.
But now letters are being delivered to hut owners, informing them the land is being targeted as part of a Compulsory Purchase Agreement move.
And that has prompted some hut owners to fear they’ll be forced to give up their pride and joy.
Now a spokesperson for the South Tees Development Corporation spokesperson has said that they will not make changes to the lease arrangements for the fisherman’s huts or ask them to vacate the land.
A local MP has welcomed news of a cash injection from the government into our area.
Simon Clarke, the MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland,has welcomed yesterday’s announcement of £24 million extra funding for the North East by Education Secretary, Damian Hinds.
The new “Opportunity North East” initiative will have a particular focus on Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland, as well as Hartlepool and Northumberland, and seeks to build on our area’s strong performance at primary level by focusing £12 million of funding on the transition from primary to secondary school to improve outcomes.
In addition, the scheme will boost training for early career teachers to help them provide the best quality teaching to youngsters in the area.